Hsrc Vacancies Pretoria – Post-Doctoral Fellow

Website Human Sciences Research Council - HSRC

Job Description:

HSC is looking to appoint one suitably qualified person to take on the responsibilities of a Post-Doctoral Fellow. The successful incumbents will be based in the HSRC either Durban; Pretoria or Cape Town office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the sustainable growth of the research programme portfolio;
  • Supporting the development of contacts and relationships with colleagues in academic institutions, government organizations and the wider research community;
  • Contributing to discussion in HSRC and HSC-wide activities.
  • Supporting effective participation in multidisciplinary research teams and partnerships;
  • Assisting in mentoring interns and research assistants;
  • Assisting with proposals and grant applications to undertake funded research;
  • Supporting initiatives to promote the strategic objectives of the HSRC;
  • Publishing scholarly journal articles;
  • Assisting in delivering research within specified budgets and to deadline;

Job Requirements:

  • Proficiency in or working experience with some of the following data software packages: STATA, Epi Info, SPSS, Nvivo, AtlasTI or other relevant statistical packages
  • Intellectual and personal integrity, imagination and drive along with the ability and enthusiasm to engage as a team player in large scale multidisciplinary research;
  • Previous experience conducting TB related research will be an advantage
  • Previous experience conducting population-based research will be an advantage.
  • A sound grounding in diverse research methods and related theoretical debates along with strong conceptual competencies in the area of specialisation;
  • A strong user orientation, based on a commitment to pro-poor social research that makes a difference.
  • Recognisable expertise in one of the priority research areas of HSC;
  • A doctorate in either Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics(obtained not more than 5 years previously);
  • Willingness and ability to engage in grant/proposal writing for research funding;

Job Details:

Company: Human Sciences Research Council – HSRC

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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